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Old Mar 16, 2013, 8:14 PM   #1
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I'm not entirely sure this meets the intent of this challenge. It is a shot looking down (the camera is not level), but it doesn't have that straight up/straight down perspective that came to mind when I read the challenge. But I like this shot, and I'm definitely looking down.

It's a picture from our last trip to Yellowstone and Jackson Hole. In summer you can take the ski lifts/gondola up some of the mountains around Teton Village. One of them is used by paragliders, who launch from a point below the restaurant.

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Old Mar 17, 2013, 9:59 AM   #2
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Some golfers may become annoyed shortly. Very nice shot/perspective.
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Old Mar 17, 2013, 12:27 PM   #3
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What a great capture Mtngal!

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cool capture and perspective, where you next on deck?
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Old Mar 17, 2013, 7:35 PM   #5
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Thanks for the complements. And no, I was NOT next on deck - though it did look really cool. The winds are such that it takes a really long time to get down, I was amazed at how long the ride would be. Of course, there's also a significant elevation difference between the valley floor and where they launch (and it wasn't even the highest mountain you can get to by gondola/lift).
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Very nice. A brave sport.
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Nice shot. The backgroud almost looks like a painting
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ooooh I love this one. ALMOST tried this myself a couple of years ago, but chickened out.
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hold tight comes to mind well taken
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Great shot. Until I read some of the comments, I thought that was a helmet camera image. I would love to try that but I don't think my weight will allow me to do it safely.

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